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An open letter to the federal Minister for Health from a general practitioner in outback Australia

Susan M Wearne
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (2): 67-69.
Published online: 20 July 2009

The global financial crisis teaches us that systems like Medicare may have hidden long-term costs if they are based on short-term gains

Dear Nic,
Forgive my informality, but I have noticed that Australians like to shorten things — this even applies to Medicare.

  • Susan M Wearne1,2

  • 1 Alice Springs, NT.
  • 2 Rural Clinical School, Flinders University, Alice Springs, NT.


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